Thursday, October 17, 2013

Thankful Thursday

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” Eleanor Roosevelt

I used to walk around feeling I had no right to touch right to use things...things meant to bring pleasure....things meant for enjoyment. I moved around the world feeling like an intruder.  

Now....I wake up happy.....excited.....glad to be alive.....and anticipating some new, fun adventure the day holds.  Even simple things excite - going down to the lake...spotting a new kind of bird.....or laughing with the people I love. Touching life - feeling it's warmth - living life as it's meant....everyday, magic. I'm grateful for....

1. A Twist of Innocence: The True Story, is almost done. It still amazes me that I've connected with the woman in my story. It's a constant reminder....He's got plans and I get to be part of it. 
2. Sold more deception books and had people contact me that the book has given them hope. It still amazes me when that happens. I'm grateful for each person my story has given hope to. 
3. The woman in the empowerment group I'm running....they amaze me with their courage to break free and I get to be a small part of their healing journey.  
4. Fall - can't say it enough. I love love love this time of year. Love the crunch of leaves under my the brilliant the cool breeze blowing in my hair and love the sense that changes are in the air heralding new exciting adventures.
5. But mostly, I'm grateful for how He's changed me. He's open my heart to love....the real tangible thing - the kind of love that makes me feel like I can fly. And it's not just me giving love. It's more than's letting others love me. 

                                  Happy Thursday, Guys.


Daisy said...

It must be a wonderful feeling knowing that your words have touched others and made a difference in their lives. Congratulations on the new book you are working on too. It has been a beautiful and mild fall here. A lovely time of year.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Ah, Nikki, you bring hope to so many people. I know your new book will be a ministering tool also. Thank you for your upbeat and encouraging post. Enjoy your weekend and bask in the glory of this season and His love for you.

Blessings & hugs,

Nana Jul said...

This life is very exciting...and getting to take part in someone elses journey - seeing how He takes our lives and weaves them into others lives to make a difference - is really quite AWESOME! It's the Love of the Father in us and working through us. Can not wait to read your new book! Praying 1COR. 1:15!!
You are making a HUGE difference!
Love ya

Chatty Crone said...

Nikki - I am always so pleased on Thursdays to read what you are thankful for. You have come such a long way. And now you are helping others. You are paying it forward.

Launna said...

Nikki, you touched me again... as usual... I'm going to write my own book, I hope I can be be one tenth as inspiring as you... :)

Serenitee Hope said...

Hi I am so glad you are writing another book! Wow what a blessing for you. I remember when I first read your blog Nikki and God has surely bought you a mighty long way. I am so happy and thankful for you my friend. Continue to help and be a blessing to others. Love ya and keep writing!

Joy said...

Thanks God for being an inspiration Nikki. Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Sharon said...

Oh Nikki, I'm so glad to hear how your words are reaching others. I'm not surprised - you have always been a source of encouragement to me here on your blog. Your story inspires me.


Crown of Beauty said...

This is another awesome post from you Nikki. How God has done wonders to heal your brokenness... and now He's using you to bring hope and healing to others as well.

Blessings on your Friday. Shabbat Shalom, dear friend.

Just Be Real said...

Touched my heart Nikki. Hugs.